The HR profession

Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

Nikki Humphrey appointed executive people director at John Lewis

28 Jul 2020

John Lewis Partnership has appointed Nikki Humphrey as executive director for people, replacing Tracey Killen who has retired after 38...

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis. Photo: REX/Geoff Pugh

Dave Prentis to step down after 19 years leading Unison

13 Jul 2020

General secretary of the UK's largest union announces he is to retire.

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Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

2 Jul 2020

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the...

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Movers and shakers: HR appointments – Travis Perkins appoints new HRD

23 Jun 2020

Despite the Covid-19 crisis there have been some notable moves within the HR community over the past few months. Personnel...

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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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No better time for HR to boost data analytics capability, says CIPD

27 May 2020

There is significant demand for HR data analytics and evidence-based decision-making, but only a handful of HR practitioners are using...

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Former BT and Tesco HRD Clare Chapman named Acas chair

15 May 2020

Acas has appointed Clare Chapman, a member of the Low Pay Commission who formerly held senior HR roles at BT...

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How HR helped set up Bristol’s NHS Nightingale Hospital

4 May 2020

All HR teams have had to rise to new challenges in the past weeks, but the HR team at Defence...

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Crisis then calm: How coronavirus is affecting the job of HR

29 Apr 2020

Few would argue that HR teams have not been busy since the coronavirus took hold some weeks ago, but how...

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Research: Furlough is curtailing job losses

3 Apr 2020

The government’s furlough scheme is discouraging companies from cutting jobs after research revealed that only one in 20 organisations have...

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Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

24 Mar 2020

With so many people having to reinvent the way they work because of the coronavirus outbreak, Jo Faragher examines how HR professionals may overcome the many difficulties they are bound to face.

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Government seeks HR lead for special advisers

24 Feb 2020

The Cabinet Office is recruiting an HR policy lead for special advisers following reports of friction between Downing Street and...

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Eileen Naughton

Movers and shakers: HR appointments – changes ahead at Google

19 Feb 2020

Google, Kingfisher and Acas feature in our regular round-up of senior HR professionals' comings and goings.

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